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Ford and Rivian recall even more electric cars and trucks


Several electric vehicle manufacturers have announced recalls of their latest cars. Ford and Rivian are both facing new recalls, but they still have some way to go before catching up with Tesla, which has issued 13 recalls affecting 2.3 million vehicles.

Barrons reports that Ford Motor and Rivian Automotive have announced recalls of various electric vehicles. On Monday, a recall notice for 1,175 Ford Mustang Mach E electric vehicles was posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website.

James Farley, President and CEO of Ford Motor Co. Photographer: Emily Elconin/Bloomberg

RJ Scaringe, CEO of Rivian

Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe (Phillip Faraone/Getty)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 02: Elon Musk attends the 2022 Met Gala celebrating "In America: A Fashion Anthology" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 02: Elon Musk attends the 2022 Met Gala celebrating ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion’ at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

The NHTSA notice states, “The right rear axle stub shafts may have been manufactured incorrectly, allowing the stub shaft to fracture under load.” Parts would be inspected and replaced free of charge to the vehicle owner. In June, Ford temporarily halted sales of the Mustang Mach E due to safety concerns.

Breitbart News reported:

CNBC reports that Ford has asked auto dealers to temporarily halt sales of its electric vehicle, the Mustang Mach-E, due to a potential safety flaw that could render the vehicle immobile. The Force on Monday issued notices to dealers saying potentially affected vehicles include 2021 and 2022 Mach-Es built May 27, 2020 through May 24, 2022, at the automaker’s Cuautitlan plant in Mexico.

According to a Ford spokesperson, nearly 49,000 of the approximately 100,000 Mach-Es produced during the period will be part of a recall. The issue relates to the potential overheating of the cars high voltage battery main contactors, an electrically operated switch for a power circuit.

The issue may result in the vehicle not starting properly or immediately losing power when in motion. The recall is just the latest in a long line related to electric vehicles, including Tesla cars. Ford has issued a handful of recalls regarding the Mach-E since its launch, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.

A recent advisory was also issued for 207 Rivian R1T pickup trucks and R1S SUVs for front seat belt anchors that may have been improperly installed. Parts will also be repaired free of charge. Rivian trucks are just starting to hit the streets after a considerable amount of development time.

Tesla has issued 13 recalls affecting 2.3 million vehicles, most of which are related to software issues. In December, Elon Musk’s automaker recalled nearly half of all vehicles it sold in the United States.

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Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart News covering free speech and online censorship issues. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan



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